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6. Report: White House prodded Gallup to change poll methodology
DOJ Gallup lawsuit came after Axelrod criticized pollsters | The Daily Caller

Internal emails between senior officials at The Gallup Organization, obtained by The Daily Caller, show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempting to subtly intimidate the respected polling firm when its numbers were unfavorable to the president.

After Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, Obamas Department of Justice hit it with an unrelated lawsuit that appears damning on its face.

TheDC is withholding the identities of the Gallup officials to protect them from potential retaliation from Obamas campaign and his administration.

In April, Axelrod tweeted that a poll showing Mitt Romney with a 48-43 percent lead over Obama was saddled with some methodological problems, directing his Twitter followers to read a National Journal story criticizing Gallup polls showing a Romney lead...

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